Enjambement

Widows and orphans, unite!

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Above: From William Packard, The Poet’s Dictionary, Harper & Row Publishers,
1989. (Click for a larger image.)

Enjambement, an age-old literary or poetic device, “to create the illusion of energy
being carried over to the following line.” This will require careful study for those of
us used to ‘forced returns’ out of common practice. Indeed, it will require reading, understanding the writer’s intention and prerogative, as well as…

Letting go and letting type.




One Response to “Enjambement”

it is a new perspective for designers. what’s more important, justification, structured grids, common baselines, or the expression of the content? it sounds like something david carson would say, yet i feel this is somehow different than what’s taken place in the recent past.

ryan hageman added these words on Feb 26 09 at 8:29 AM

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